Understanding Composite Fillings

Composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings, are an effective and aesthetically pleasing solution for repairing cavities and minor tooth damage. At Boisson Dental in Grande Prairie, we specialize in using high-quality composite materials to restore the natural look and function of your teeth. Our experienced dental team is dedicated to providing top-notch care and ensuring your dental health and satisfaction.

What Are Composite Fillings?

Composite fillings are made from a mixture of fine glass particles and plastic resin, designed to blend seamlessly with your natural tooth color. Unlike traditional amalgam fillings, which are silver and can be quite noticeable, composite fillings provide a more attractive and discreet option for dental restorations.

Benefits of Composite Fillings

Opting for composite fillings offers numerous advantages:

  • Aesthetic Appeal: The primary benefit of composite fillings is their ability to match the natural color of your teeth, making them virtually invisible.
  • Durability: Composite fillings are durable and resistant to fracture, making them suitable for restoring both front and back teeth.
  • Less Tooth Removal: They bond directly to the tooth structure, often requiring less removal of the healthy tooth material compared to amalgam fillings.
  • Versatility: Composite fillings can be used to repair chipped, cracked, or worn teeth, in addition to filling cavities.

The Composite Filling Procedure at Boisson Dental
At Boisson Dental, we ensure a comfortable and efficient process for placing composite fillings:

Consultation and Examination:During your initial visit, Dr. Boisson will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth to determine if composite fillings are the right option for you. X-rays may be taken to assess the extent of decay or damage.


The treatment area is numbed using a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort. Any decay or damaged tooth material is then carefully removed.

Filling Placement:

The tooth is cleaned and prepared for the composite material. The composite resin is applied in layers, with each layer being cured (hardened) using a special light. This layering process helps achieve a strong and durable restoration.

Shaping and Polishing:

Once the filling is in place, Dr. Boisson will shape and polish it to match the contours and shine of your natural tooth. This final step ensures a smooth and comfortable fit.

Caring for Your Composite Fillings

Proper care and maintenance are essential to prolong the life of your composite fillings:

  • Oral Hygiene: Maintain a regular oral hygiene routine, including brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and using an antiseptic mouthwash.
  • Regular Checkups: Visit Boisson Dental for regular checkups and cleanings. Dr. Boisson will monitor your fillings and overall dental health.
  • Avoid Hard Foods: While composite fillings are durable, avoid chewing on hard objects like ice or hard candies to prevent damage.
  • Minimize Staining: Reduce the consumption of foods and beverages that can stain your teeth, such as coffee, tea, and red wine. If you smoke, consider quitting to maintain the appearance of your fillings.

Why Choose Boisson Dental for Composite Fillings?

At Boisson Dental, we are committed to providing high-quality, patient-centered care. Here’s why you should choose us for your dental needs:

  • Experienced Team: Our skilled dental professionals have extensive experience in placing composite fillings and other restorative treatments.
  • Advanced Technology: We utilize the latest dental technologies and techniques to ensure precise and effective treatments.
  • Comfort and Care: Your comfort is our priority. We strive to create a welcoming and relaxing environment to make your dental visits as pleasant as possible.
  • Personalized Treatment: We take the time to understand your unique dental needs and provide personalized treatment plans tailored to your situation.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If you suspect you have a cavity or need a dental restoration, don’t wait to seek treatment. Composite fillings at Boisson Dental in Grande Prairie offer an excellent solution for maintaining your oral health and enhancing your smile.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit our website or call us at (587) 771-7668. Let Dr. Boisson and his dedicated team help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile with our expert dental care services. We look forward to welcoming you to Boisson Dental!